OK, I have no idea exactly what’s in store for Kate but news stories are speculating that she will stay with her mother when her baby is born, shunning maternity nurses and nannies initially. Speaking from experience, (and if you’re close to your Mum of course and she’s around), that is quite frankly the best [...]
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Sheryl Sandberg has ruffled feathers and sparked conversations with her new book Lean In. Blogger and author of Mums Like Us Laura Kemp debates which way women really lean. BritMums have been given 5 copies to give away to our readers, the first five comments left below are winners! Lean In. That’s the concept created [...]
There was an uproar this week when Instagram announced new terms and conditions that seemed to give itself the ability to sell users’ photographs and use their user profiles and likenesses. Would the company be grabbing our pictures and using them against ads or — even worse — FOR ads, without compensating us or even [...]
Day 3 of Back to Blogging and we hope you’re settling in and having some fun. For latecomers, this week we are sharing our social media links to all of our accounts. We know that social media goes hand in hand with blogging and that it’s the perfect way to increase the readership of [...]
I’m just back from Britmums Live, still buzzing from the noise, people and all the stuff I learnt! I was asked to sit on the panel at the discussion den on ‘online negativity, because I’ve written a lot about Bullying in the past and at the beginning of the year I wrote about how Mums should try standing in each [...]
Don’t have time to do all the Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+ etc that you feel you should? Claire Burdett’s session, Creating a Social Media Plan that Works – Make a strategy, use best practices and get results, will help. Claire Burdett is a leading Social Media expert and has been at the cutting edge of [...]
Very important topic being tackled and explained clearly by Erica Douglas, social media. Something we all use daily and maybe she has some new tips up her sleeve to share with you. I love discovering something I didn’t know Here are some more articles you may find interesting on Social Media Improving Your Blog The [...]
Kerry Farrow from Multiple Mummy has fallen in love with Facebook all over again since creating her Fan Page on there and she now shares the benefits she has discovered with us all My Facebook experience started pre-children. I remember being the first of my friends to sign up and many of them saying at [...]
I confess, my first reaction to news that Facebook has bought Instagram was “Yay! Now all those friends who I’ve been trying to convince to join Instagram will finally join and we can all ride off into the Amaro-tinted sunset, sharing images.” My second reaction was: “Oh no! Now everyone will be using it.” It’s [...]
Welcome to another Blog Talk where I pick a few links from around the World Wide Web that should (hopefully) point you in the right direction when thinking about the “tech” side of your blog. As usual, if you see any great posts that you think deserve a mention just tweet me a link (@nickie72) [...]
Looking at the top of my computer screen, I currently have eight tabs open: Gmail, Google Docs, Google Calender, the Blogger dashboard, two tabs for Facebook (home page, one group page), a Google search page and a forum. I have Tweetdeck (old version) ticking away at the bottom of the screen and I’m listening to [...]
Three have teamed with the BritMums blogging community to help show parents how they can get the most out of their smartphones and use the internet on the go. It’s not often you get asked to take part in a brainstorm with ten of your friends to come up with an idea for a time-saving app. Five [...]
This weekend everyone was talking about Google+, the internet giant’s social networking raspberry at Facebook. People pleaded for invites on Twitter from those lucky enough to be let into the inner sanctum of the field beta. The thought of building it all up again on Google makes my head spin. I’ve just mastered how to create [...]
The Google/Facebook rivalry continues! Google+, their social networking tool, is now in invite-only beta testing. Apparently if you really want one you can buy an invite on eBay for $20. The reviews I’ve read so far are very favorable, especially when it comes to use for women. There’s some great commentary by Virginia DeBolt on [...]
Facebook may recognise your friends before you do! The social media giant have introduced new software that automatically recognise users’ faces and suggests friends to assign or “tag” to the pics. Not sure about you, but I find this slightly creepy. Then there’s the issue that Facebook didn’t tell users this would happen — resulting in [...]
The French love to be different, even when it comes to Facebook and Twitter. Read this article by Jamey Keaten of the AP to enlighten yourself. Apparently, broadcast advertisers can’t ask viewers and listeners to “follow us on Twitter” or “like us on Facebook”. It breaks a 1992 ruling for secret and unfair advertising. France’s [...]
Facebook recently updated their competition rules when it comes to “liking” a page. If you run comps on your blog and promote them on facebook, you probably have heard the rumblings. Jax (aka Making it up) recently took a look at the new rules, and this is her take: We’re all into using social media to [...]
When Emily Carlisle, aka More than Just a Mother, started blogging in 2008, little did she know it would change her life. In this post she tells us how social media has opened up all kinds of doors, including finding a literary agent for her manuscript. Blogging is just one of the options in your social [...]
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